FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 20, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

Game One

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Westfield State (9-18)

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

 

1

5

1

Rhode Island College (21-7-1)

0

0

0

3

5

0

-

 

 

8

13

1

 

Game Two

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

R

H

E

Westfield State (9-19)

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

0

6

6

Rhode Island College (22-7-1)

5

2

0

0

0

2

 

 

 

9

9

0

 

ANCHORWOMEN BLITZ OWLS
IN DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP

Bilek & Sitnik Homer in Game Two Rout

Providence, RIóRhode Island College swept a doubleheader from Westfield State College in collegiate softball action on Thursday afternoon. RIC took game one, 8-1, and then won game two, 9-0, in six innings. RIC, which has not lost in its last 12 games, improves to 22-7-1 on the season. The Owls fall to 9-19 this spring.

 

RIC junior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) was brilliant in game one, allowing just five hits and no earned runs, to go along with eight strikeouts, in her 16th (16-2) win of the year. Riley has not lost since Mar. 17, a string of 15 appearances. Sophomore first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) went 4-for-4 with two runs scored. The Anchorwomen did the majority of damage in the bottom of the fifth when Riley and junior right fielder Andree Sitnik (Lincoln, RI) belted a pair of two-RBI doubles. Junior catcher Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) went 2-for-4 with one run scored and a pair of RBI singles.  Junior Katie Kissel (Monson, MA) suffered her ninth (5-9) loss of the season. Freshman right fielder Lindsay Jardin (Assonet, MA) had two hits to lead the Owls offensively.

 

The Anchorwomen were more dominant in game two as freshman pitcher Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) evened her record at 5-5 with her second career shutout. RIC scored five runs in the bottom of the first, highlighted by Sitnikís two-RBI triple. RIC needed just one run in the bottom of the sixth to win by the eight-run mercy rule. Bilek singled and Sitnik blasted her first career homer over the left field fence to win the game. She went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, four RBI, a triple and a home run. Bilek also had a good game, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBI and a homer. Westfield State freshman pitcher Casey Riddell (Orange, MA) was tagged for nine hits and eight earned runs in her ninth (4-9) loss of the year.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Plymouth State on Saturday, Apr. 22 at 1 p.m.